Patients' rights violated in B.C. mental health
detention system, report says, by Geordan Omand,
The Canadian Press, November 29, 2017.
MacLaren v. Attorney General of British Columbia,
September 12, 2016, challenging the constitutionality of
British Columbia's forced drugging and electroshock
Thompson v. Empowerment Council, September 13,
'psychiatric refugee:' why one woman fled B.C.'s mental
health laws, CBC Radio, September 18, 2016.
A Matter of Life and Death, Ontario Ombudsman Report on
De-escalation of Conflict Situations, June, 2016.
Choice: The Mental Health System, The Martlet,
February 20, 2014.
In the Matter
of the Inquest Touching the Death of Ashley Smith And in
The Matter of an Application by the Empowerment Council,
a Party with Standing, to Call Witnesses, September,
cared' about her son — until he hanged himself, by
Diana Zlomislic, Totonto News, July 14, 2011
Are we medicating a disorder or treating boyhood as a
disease? By Carolyn Abraham, The Globe and Mail,
October 18, 2010.
Lock-ups Blasted, by Diana Zlomislic, Toronto Star, July 7, 2010.
apply Charter rights, Supreme Court rules, The Globe and Mail,
June 11, 2010.
Struggling Against Psychiatry’s Human Rights Violations – An Antipsychiatry
Perspective, by Don Weitz (published online in Radical Psychology,
volume 7, Summer 2008,
Health Law Program of the Community Legal Assistance Society
Expert Panel Recommendations:
Standards of Care fot he Administration of Psychotropic Medications to
Children and Youth Living in Licensed Residential Settings, July, 2008.
Autopsy of an Autopsy of an
Ontario Schizophrenic, November, 2007.
Don Weitz Acceptance
Speech for Award in Advocacy from the Mental Health Legal Committee, in
Toronto, April 27, 2007.
children are being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs, by Sharon Kirkey,
CanWest News Service, Monday, June 18, 2007
Challenging Mainstream Media – Psychiatry’s Cheerleaders, by Don Weitz
Insight, Capacity, Consent, Coercion: Chemical Incarceration in Psychiatric
Survivor Experiences of Community Treatment Orders, Erik Fabris
Ontario Human Rights Commission
rules inquests must be held for inpatient deaths.
Health Canada "Dear Health Care Letter" regarding the heart damaging
characteristics of ADHD drugs, May 2006.
VGH detained and drugged man
against his will: Judge finds patient was committed without proper paperwork,
August 27, Vancouver on Canada.com
Stephen Mullins v. Dr. John Mark
Levy, et al, Reasons for Judgment The Supreme Court of B.C.
awarded Stephen Mullins $15,000 damages and costs for false arrest,
false imprisonment and assault. The Court found that, suffering a panic
attack brought on by family deaths and business pressures and going to VGH
for help, Stephen was wrongfully seized and beaten by VGH security people,
locked in a prison-like cell and drugged to unconsciousness without being
examined by doctors who signed false Certificates after he was detained and
imprisoned. Unfortunately the trial judge rejected arguments that Stephen's
constitutional rights were breached by the precipitate and negligent acts of
the defendants. In effect, bank robbers, child rapists and murderers have
more rights than honest, law-abiding citizens who suffer emotional upset or
more serious mental illness. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
purports to require that everyone who is detained or imprisoned be informed
of the reason for the seizure and of the right to talk to a lawyer and he
must promptly be given the means of calling a lawyer. (Description taken
from an e-mail by his lawyer.)
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